Thank you to all of you who attended the meeting today.
A special thanks to all of you who dug deep and brought school supplies to give to the Back to School Consortium. We know that some of our own members will benefit from your generosity as they have to get help with what they cannot afford.
As you are aware our membership PASSED with a 98.3% 'yes' vote to a motion to :"We support our SESPA Bargaining Team. If the District and SESPA bargaining teams do not reach a Tentative Agreement by August 31, 2010, we willl take whatever actions are needed to help our Team achieve a satisfactory resolution to contract negotiations."
The Bargaining Team really appreciates your support. We will do our very best to try to get a Tentative Agreement before August 31 so that we can have a smooth start to the school year. Please keep August 31 on your calendar. We have tentatively scheduled a membership meeting at the Shorecrest Theater for what we hope to be a ratification of a new Contract.
Informational picket signs will be available in front of the Shoreline Center, starting at 9 am on 8/27, for those who wish to hold a vigil outside in support of the bargain.
Please wear Black on 8/27, wear your SESPA "Respect" button, and place your car sign in the window for all to see.
Continue to email the Superintendent and School Board members to urge them to direct the District Team to bargain in good faith with SESPA.
RESPECTED - VALUED - PAID ESSENTIAL SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS -- THAT'S US!
We hear what our members are saying!
Thank you for all of your support,
Your Bargaining Team